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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheat  \Cheat\,  n.  [rob.  an  abbrevation  of  escheat,  lands  or 
  tenements  that  fall  to  a  lord  or  to  the  state  by  forfeiture, 
  or  by  the  death  of  the  tenant  without  heirs;  the  meaning 
  being  explained  by  the  frauds,  real  or  supposed,  that  were 
  resorted  to  in  procuring  escheats.  See  {Escheat}.] 
  1.  An  act  of  deception  or  fraud;  that  which  is  the  means  of 
  fraud  or  deception;  a  fraud;  a  trick;  imposition; 
  imposture. 
 
  When  I  consider  life,  'tis  all  a  cheat.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  One  who  cheats  or  deceives;  an  impostor;  a  deceiver;  a 
  cheater. 
 
  Airy  wonders,  which  cheats  interpret.  --Johnson 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  A  troublesome  grass,  growing  as  a  weed  in  grain 
  fields;  --  called  also  {chess}.  See  {Chess}. 
 
  4.  (Law)  The  obtaining  of  property  from  another  by  an 
  intentional  active  distortion  of  the  truth. 
 
  Note:  When  cheats  are  effected  by  deceitful  or  illegal 
  symbols  or  tokens  which  may  affect  the  public  at  large 
  and  against  which  common  prudence  could  not  have 
  guarded,  they  are  indictable  at  common  law.  --Wharton. 
 
  Syn:  Deception;  imposture;  fraud;  delusion;  artifice;  trick; 
  swindle;  deceit;  guile;  finesse;  stratagem. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chess  \Chess\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  species  of  brome  grass  ({Bromus  secalinus})  which  is  a 
  troublesome  weed  in  wheat  fields,  and  is  often  erroneously 
  regarded  as  degenerate  or  changed  wheat;  it  bears  a  very 
  slight  resemblance  to  oats,  and  if  reaped  and  ground  up  with 
  wheat,  so  as  to  be  used  for  food,  is  said  to  produce  narcotic 
  effects;  --  called  also  {cheat}  and  {Willard's  bromus}.  [U. 
  S.] 
 
  Note:  Other  species  of  brome  grass  are  called  upright  chess, 
  soft  chess,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chess  \Chess\,  n.  [OE.  ches,  F.  ['e]checs,  prop.  pl  of  ['e]chec 
  check.  See  1st  {Check}.] 
  A  game  played  on  a  chessboard,  by  two  persons,  with  two 
  differently  colored  sets  of  men,  sixteen  in  each  set  Each 
  player  has  a  king,  a  queen,  two  bishops,  two  knights,  two 
  castles  or  rooks,  and  eight  pawns. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chess 
  n  1:  weedy  annual  native  to  Europe  but  widely  distributed  as  a 
  weed  especially  in  wheat  [syn:  {cheat},  {Bromus 
  secalinus}] 
  2:  a  game  for  two  players  who  move  their  16  pieces  according  to 
  specific  rules  the  object  is  to  checkmate  the  opponent's 
  king  [syn:  {chess  game}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  chess 
 
    A  two-player  {game}  with  {perfect  information}. 
 
  {Usenet}  newsgroup:  {news:rec.games.chess}. 
 
  See  also  {Internet  Chess  Server}. 
 
  (1995-03-25) 
 
 




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